Indie Wed is the alternative to traditional wedding expos. From their website “For those in the midst of wedding planning, Indie Wed offers a one stop shop for all the best wedding artisans and professionals around the country. Indie Wed is the longest running independent bridal fair in the U.S.
So what exactly does Indie Wed mean? Not only is our focus on promoting and supporting small, independent (indie) businesses, but also couples with an independent spirit. For some that may mean a full-blown unconventional fete while others may simply want to incorporate handmade items from local artisans. Indie Wed is wedding planning… redefined. Indie Wed is not just a show but also a market where many of the artists will be selling their wares on the spot.”
I’ve had the privilege of doing this show three times and I love taking a moment away from planning and timelines and vendor confirmations to come up with something totally creative with no boundaries except for the size of the table. Styling a booth that gets couples’ attention and makes them stop by to chat makes for one of my favorite events every year. Here are some photos from the lovely Tuan Bui from my handmade fabric tassel booth from the summer 2013 show at Zhou B Art Center:
Then in February we headed back up north to Ravenswood Event Center for the 2014 winter Indie Wed and I took a lot of terrible pictures of my awesome “Let’s Party” booth! Laura saved the day by running out to get a new “P” balloon when the first one popped. “Let’s Arty” just didn’t have the same ring.